Reserva Costa Atlantica de Tierra del Fuego

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Reserva Costa Atlantica de Tierra del Fuego

  • Country: 
    Argentina
  • Site number: 
    754
  • Area: 
    28,600 ha
  • Designation date: 
    13-09-1995
  • Coordinates: 
    53°19'S 68°30'W
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Overview

Reserva Costa Atlantica de Tierra del Fuego. 13/09/95; Tierra del Fuego; 28,600 ha; 53°20'S 068°30'W. Provincial Nature Reserve. Ramsar's most southern site shares a border with Chile. Composed of shallow coastal waters, intertidal zones, extensive mudflats and lowland hills and cliffs characterized by grassland, pastures, drought-tolerant plant communities, with patches of Notophagus woodland. An endemic bird area, outstanding for its variety of species, which provides important nesting areas for seriously endangered Chloephaga rubidiceps and wintering sites for internationally important numbers of shorebirds. At least 21 species of marine mammals use the waters for breeding, feeding and migration. Human activities include recreation and ranching. Ramsar site no. 754. Most recent RIS information: 1995.

Administrative region: 
Tierra del Fuego

  • National legal designation: 
    • national reserve
  • Last publication date: 
    13-09-1995

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